Wondering about Botox?
Common questions answered
Botox is one of those things in life which is somewhat misunderstood. We hear so much about this magical treatment in magazines and newspapers, both good and bad, and you could certainly be forgiven for feeling a little confused about the whole thing.
Does it work?
It is wise?
When should I start?
Is it safe?
Is my face going to be frozen?
These are all legitimate questions which those who have Botox come up with. So, to help you understand Botox a little more, and to hopefully dispel some of those rumours, here are a few answers to common Botox-related questions.
When is the best time to start having Botox?
Everyone is different, so there is no definite answer to this question, however to prevent wear and tear and the formation of deep-set lines, it’s certainly a good idea to start younger. Now, we’re not suggesting you head to the needle in your teens or early 20s, but towards the end of your 20s or into your early 30s is a good time. Of course, everyone’s genetic build, exposure to sun, and skin-care methods are different, and these help to determine how early you will begin to show those visible signs of aging.
Fillers vs Botox, what is the difference?
It’s not unusual to see treatments which combine the two different methods, for optimal results, however generally speaking the two treatments are used for different types of wrinkles – dynamic wrinkles are treated with Botox, and these are the lines and wrinkles which you can see when you smile and frown. On the other hand, static wrinkles are the ones which you can see without moving your face, and these are treated with dermal fillers, to literally fill in the lines and plump the skin area up. It’s important to know the difference in order to gain the best appearance possible.
How much does Botox cost?
Every provider will have a slightly different cost, so we can’t give completely accurate figures, however as a general rule you can expect to pay anywhere between $300-$900 per treatment. The actual amount you pay is calculated by the amount of Botox you have injected, and the number of different areas which you ask to be treated.
How often does Botox need to be maintained?
You should expect to have repeat treatments several times across the space of a year in order to keep the effects optimum. Having said that, don’t overdo it! Your practitioner at Trifecta Med Spa NYC will be able to advise you, so always listen!
What happens during a treatment, and what can I expect afterwards?
Before your treatment you will have an in-depth consultation with a qualified practitioner, when you will be examined and everything will be explained to you. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions. Any Aspirin products should be avoided for a few days before your treatment, because this can increase the chance of bruising.
During Botox treatment you may experience slight discomfort at the injection site, but this will be short-lived and certainly not too painful. Following this, you may notice a tiny bump where the injection occurred, however again, this will disappear after less than half an hour.
Your Botox practitioner at Trifecta Med Spa will explain aftercare advice to you, such as avoiding the gym for 24 hours, and not lying down for around three hours after the treatment. Always listen to aftercare advice in order to maintain your results to their best standard.
Hopefully this will have gone some way to dispelling some of those rumors and myths which are associated with Botox. There is no denying than when used responsibly, and when carried out by an experienced and professional practitioner, Botox can certainly help us beat that ticking clock of aging.